FEC okays fresh N64billion for Lagos-Ibadan expressway

FEC okays fresh N64billion for Lagos-Ibadan expressway

- The Federal Executive Council has approved N64.108 billion for additional works on section one of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway

- The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola who confirmed this said the additional works covered 43.6 kilometers

- Fashola explained that since its conception, so many new structures, religious institutions, factories, universities, increased human activities have come up along that road

The minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola has announced the approval of approved N64.108 billion for additional works on section one of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway by the Federal Executive Council.

Daily Trust reports that Fashola the additional works of the project is about 43.6 kilometers including the construction of pedestrian bridges and toll plazas as well as modification of the quality of bitumen.

NAIJ.com gathered that the minister noted that the approval was aimed at accommodating the changing nature of the road.

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According to him, "Since its conception, so many new structures, religious institutions, factories, universities, increased human activities have come up along that road.

"The inherited design didn't provide for these at all and also to modify the quality of bitumen, polymer modified bitumen in order to deal with the heavy cargo that passes through that road.

"The first section is handled by Julius Berger. The second section under RCC which covers over 80 kilometres will come to council to incorporate similar works including drainage works when we finish the procurement. "

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The minister said the council also approved the award of Subaila-Falala-Bini-Baku-Bauchi road that connects Kano and Bauchi States for N4.578 billion.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Fashola said the expansion and rehabilitation work on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be completed soon.

Fashola made the comment while reviewing his first year in office in Lagos at the weekend.

The minister said the long bridge at the Lagos-Ogun boundary on the road had to be shut because construction work was ongoing underneath it.

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